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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Beautiful People: Siblings Sort of

(Yes I am aware that Aimee's title for the linkup is very similar but I don't have any sibling characters that I have written within the past few years that aren't completely terrible so I'm going with it. Also Sky and Cait said that you can use characters with a sibling-like relationship so there.)

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Today I'll be writing about Thursday and Stocker. They're as close as I can get to siblings in my current projects.
Anyhow, these guys, though not as well-developed as I would like in this draft through Murder on the Red Line, they'll be more properly developed and not act like some characters I slapped in there so Ulysses didn't steal the spotlight. Oh wait.
Anyhow, let's begin.

The Questions

1. What is the first memory they have of each other?
Well, Ulysses and Thursday were friends in college and high school (see I told you he'd steal the spotlight). Once Thursday settled into his own apartment, Stocker was his next door neighbor. Now they basically share the two apartments between them. Their most prominent memory right now is Thursday wanted to break a door between the apartments, but Stocker stopped him. 

2. Describe their relationship in 3 words
Usually relaxed together

3. What kind of things do they like to do together? 
Thursday and Stocker are both serial binge watchers. They watch a lot of old movies. Stocker likes classics and Thursday likes campy sci-fi.

4. What was their biggest fight?
Poor Stocker is rather sensitive and Thursday sometimes forgets. He called Stocker a yellow-belly as a joke and Stocker took it to heart. He wouldn't speak to Thursday for several days, and even after that he was rather cautious hanging around Thursday. He still is.

5. How far would they go to save each other?

Stocker's the kind of guy who would lay down on the wire and let the other guy crawl over him. He'd go quite far, even risking his life for Thursday, even if he is somewhat insulting at times.

Thursday's kind of the same way, he would do practically anything to save Stocker's life. It's pretty adorable.

6. What are their pet peeves about each other?

Stocker is very set in routine. Everything has a routine. Waking up, eating lunch, going to bed; everything has it's own routine.  He hates it when Thursday messes with his routines too much.

On the flip side, Thursday is rather spontaneous. It bothers him when Stocker is so set in routine that he won't try something different for once.

7. What are their favorite things about each other?
Stocker appreciates that Thursday tolerates his sob stories sometimes. Also, Thursday doesn't care if Stocker has a grumpy day. He has grumpy days sometimes.

Though Thursday isn't a huge fan of Stocker's routine all the time, he loves that Stocker is dependable, even if he's having a grumpy day.


8. What traits do they share? Mannerisms, clothing, quirks, looks, etc?
They look practically nothing alike. Thursday is built rather thin and small, while Stocker is built somewhat short and a bit stocky (that was not on purpose I swear). They probably have very similar speech patterns though, that happens when people hang out a lot.

9. Who has the strongest personality?
Thursday.
No questions asked here.

10. How does their relationship change throughout the story? 
Probably not much to be painfully honest. Since they're not main characters they don't change a lot, but not to say that Thursday does get a little more sensitive to Stocker's needs and Stocker does toughen up a bit. It's kind of sweet, to be honest.

There you have it folks! There's a bit more about Stocker and Thursday. Are any of you doing the linkup this month? What's the best sibling pair in your stories?